a war in which every available weapon is used and the nation's full financial resources are devoted
In July 1943 the full horror of total war was visited on the German city of Hamburg.
This was in every sense to be total war, conducted in Europe, in the Atlantic, and across the Pacific.
The Civil War was not the first total war, that is, a war carried past armed combatants to include civilians and private property.
After total war with millions dead and the Shoah comes what?
Our choices must not be confined to total war--or to total acquiescence.
In total war there is no alternative to the most effective weapon.
To distract attention, to put people's minds on useless or bewildering projects is a bit of sabotage, in a total war.
The total war is of the same nature as the expectation of universal literacy: one literacy replaces all others.
The consolidation of the United Nations' total war effort against our common enemies is being achieved.
By entering World War I, we merely converted it into total war, prolonged it, and made it more savage.